Dialogue Systems 2
GSLT course, spring 2003
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- Genevieve Gorrell: BirdQuest (webpage)
- Pontus Johansson: AdFilm. (webpage)
- Gabriel Skantze: Semantic representations and robust interpretation in the HIGGINS spoken dialogue system. (PDF)
- Botond Pakucs: Emplying Situational Factors in Dialogue Processing. (PDF)
- Stina Ericsson: The Generation of Information Enriched Utterances in the Information State Based Dialogue System GoDiS. (PostScript)
The purpose of the course is to do real research on dialogue systems
by building on existing systems developed by researchers involved in
GSLT. Implementation work is encouraged, as is research that directly
contributes to existing systems and projects.
The course will be primarily based on student research projects,
supervised locally. Researchers from Göteborg, Linköping and
KTH will present their dialogue systems, related research
results, and current research topics. On the basis of these
presentations, students select a research topic - either one suggested
by the lecturers, or some other improvement or development of an
The 5 point GSLT course Dialogue
Systems (given in the spring term of 2001), or equivalent.
Göteborg: TrindiKit and GoDiS
KTH: Alltiallo, HIGGINS
See Göteborg and KTH lists below
|See Linköping list below
We will present TrindiKit, a toolkit for building and experimenting
with dialogue systems using the information state approach developed
in the TRINDI and SIRIDUS projects, and GoDiS, a dialogue system built
using TrindiKit and implementing an issue-based model of dialogue
For a list of possible research projects, see this page (in Swedish).
In Dialogue Systems 2 class we will work with two systems under
development at KTH: Alltiallo (All in one) ; HIGGINS - (preliminary title).
Alltiallo has been running for some time and we have papers from different
studies and also the platform. The "HIGGINS" project, preliminary title,
is still on the drawing board and has no directly relevant literature. The
project has so far a focus on error handling in dialog systems. The
summary text in Joakim Gustafsson's thesis gives a good base for the
approaches that we so far have explored at KTH. This forms the knowledge
base for the development of "HIGGINS". During the initial lectures Botond
Pakucs will present the Alltiallo project and his
contribution to the project within Dialogue Systems 2. Gabriel Skantze
will present HIGGINS and some of the motivations
for starting this effort and also his proposed contribution to the project
within Dialogue Systems 2.
All papers are available on http://www.speech.kth.se/ctt/publications/
except the last one.
- Gustafson J (2002). Developing multimodal spoken dialogue systems.
Empirical studies of spoken human-computer interaction. Doctoral Thesis.
Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm
- Melin H (2001). ATLAS: A generic software platform for speech technology
based applications. TMH-QPSR, KTH, 1:29-42
- Melin H, Sandell A & Ihse M (2001). CTT-bank: A speech controlled
telephone banking system - an initial evaluation. TMH-QPSR, KTH, 1:1-27
- Pakucs B (2002) VoiceXML-based Dynamic Plug and Play Dialogue Management
for Mobile Environments. Proc of the ISCA Workshop Multi-Modal Dialogue in
- Pakucs B (2002) A Human Centered Approach to Speech Interfaces in
Mobileand Ubiquitous Computing Environments. DRAFT, To be published in
We will utilise tools and frameworks on nlpFarm
(http://nlpfarm.sourceforge.net/ for iterative development of dialogue
systems. We also have a method for customising a dialogue systems
framework, in our case the LINLIN/MALIN framework, which advocates
incremental addition of dialogue capabilities, as presented in the
Course work can either include the development of a dialogue system for
a new application or extending and refining current demo systems on
nlpFarm. Projects can be published on nlpFarm, following its conventions
Iterative Development of an Information-Providing Dialogue System
Pontus Johansson, Lars Degerstedt and Arne Jönsson, Proceedings of the
7th ERCIM Workshop "User Interfaces for All" Paris, France, 2002.
Iterative Implementation of Dialogue System Modules Lars Degerstedt
and Arne Jönsson, Proceedings of Eurospeech 2001, Aalborg, Denmark, 2001.
for Iterative Implementation of Dialogue Management Lars Degerstedt
and Arne Jönsson, IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical
Dialogue Systems, Seattle, 2001.
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